The average cost for going to the prom was $1,139 in 2013, but has dropped 14% to under $1,000 ($978) this year. The price includes the cost of the prom dress, tuxedo, limousine rental, tickets and dinner.
The cost of the prom varied quite a bit depending on the region, with high schoolers on the west coast spending the most money for their big night of the year. The survey found that each region paid the following for prom:
- Those in the west paid $1,125 on average